October Media round-up


Also of interest

  • Nova Scotia universities under review again.” Keith Doucette. National Newswatch (Oct. 8/14): “Nova Scotia’s university system will come under review for the second time in less than five years.”
  • News release:Government to Consult on Future of University System.” Labour and Advanced Education, Nova Scotia (Oct. 8/14): “Over the next several weeks, government will talk to Nova Scotians about how the province’s universities can work more closely with the private sector to grow the economy, and help more young people to live and raise families in Nova Scotia.”
  • Carleton academic staff condemn plans to exclude union reps from Board.” CAUT Bulletin (Oct. 7/14): “At the core of academic freedom is the right to participate in collegial governance.”
  • National Adjunct Walkout Day Planned.” Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 6/14): “What would academe look like without adjuncts? That question could be answered, at least for a day, on the first-ever National Adjunct Walkout Day, planned for Feb. 25, 2015.”
  • “Moncton not alone in arbitration concerns.” James Foster, Times & Transcript (Oct 5, 2014; paywall).
  • Faculty associations at the crossroads.” Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage. Academic Matters (Oct. 2014): ” the relatively privileged status of university professors is increasingly under threat. While the dominant guild approach may continue to be effective for some faculty in the short term, faculty associations risk diminished power over the long term if they do not move past the limits of the current model.”
  • Ivory towers have a dirty little secret.” Robin Vose. CAUT Bulletin 61.8 (Oct. 2014): “A two-tiered system, with some employees compensated significantly more than others and experiencing fundamentally different working conditions despite similar training and job requirements, is always problematic.”
  • Blog post:Thoughts on undeperformance at Warwickshire College and/or Warwick University.” Fanis Missirlis. fanismissirlis: academic political cultural and scientific thoughts (Sept. 8/14): links to media stories about degradation of civility in academic culture.

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